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Perspectives (February 2017)

Last week I was at the Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh on the economics of early childhood investment. As an MBA, I am struck by ROI numbers. At least 15 years ago, Art Rolnick, who was director of the Minneapolis-based multi-state state Federal Reserve region, researched the economic impact More


Students Advocate for Garden at Hilburn Academy in Raleigh

Science class in middle school is a whole lot more fun at Hilburn Academy in Raleigh than I remember from my own experience, and the school garden and outdoor classroom play a big role in that. I visited with students in Jennifer Browndorf’s 6th grade science class last week, More


Every Kid Healthy Week

Join us in celebrating the 5th Annual Every Kid Healthy™ Week from April 24-28. Launched by our partners at Action for Healthy Kids in 2013, Every Kid Healthy Week is a time when schools, students, parents, and community members come together to recognize their school’s wellness achievements through fun More


Perspectives (January 2017)

Beauty and food. People have a biological response to beauty, as we do to food. Over the holidays I had coffee with Soyini Guyton in St. Paul, MN. Soyini co-founded a 5 acre urban farm and is our Dig In! keynoter on March 4.  We talked about the role More


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